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It hasn't been immediately obvious why holes were being dug in our harbour! Enquiries were instituted with the authority of seahouseswebsite. Apparently the latest improvements being carried out include upgrading the electrical lighting and power systems, with advantages in terms of convenience, reliability and safety. Thought you might like to know.
LATE ARRIVAL OF KITTIWAKE CHICK
It has not been a good year for sea-bird breeding. Chief suspect is a shortage of suitable food species out at sea - for whatever reason. Nest building was normal, but egg laying was very late and apparently sparse. The first and only chick spotted on the golf course cliffs so far was on the 6th of June. And by the looks of it, it had already succumbed to something deadly. O dear.
SUE RYDER BOAT TRIP
Thanks to Billy Shiel Ltd there were indeed GLAD TIDINGS for the special "Ride For Ryder" evening boat trip around - and landing on - the Farne Islands, with all fares in aid of the Sue Ryder charity. All aboard in doubtful weather, it was then off to enjoy some late sunshine seeing the bird sanctuaries and seal colonies at first hand.
SEAHOUSES / SUE RYDER CALENDAR 2015
NOW ON SALE
The 2015 edition of the Seahouses Calendar is now available from the Sue Ryder charity shop at 11 Main Street, Seahouses, between Pinnacles and the Olde Ship Hotel at the sea end of the village. Produced locally, well over half the cover price of £4.95 is retained by the charity.
Twelve iconic Seahouses pictures adorn the cover: each then features on its own month display along with public holidays and other events, leaving space for your own appointments and notes. A plain white envelope is included.
If you are unable to call in, phone the Sue Ryder shop on 01665 721652 instead.
Following on after the apparent priority afforded to North Sunderland reported earlier, the Seahouses epicentre of our community has now been provided with fibre-optic broadband resources too. Background information is available through Northumberland County Council: detailed queries can be addressed to Northumberland's independent investment advice team at Arch Digital.
The sand dunes and sandy soils north and south of Seahouses play host to the northern marsh orchid, here visited by what is thought to be a white-tailed bumblebee.
Kestrels are not commonly thought of as coastal birds. This specimen, nicely posed for us on the beach below Snook Point, has evidently wetted some feathers during its trip to the seaside.
VILLAGE OVERFLOWS DURING FINE BANK HOLIDAY
Whoever heard of fine-weather bank holidays? Well it happened at Seahouses for the late May 'Spring Bank Holiday'. Almost uninterrupted sunshine brought the crowds along to make the most of beaches, boats and beautiful scenery. Official car parks quickly filled; any road lacking double yellow lines was fair game for temporary accommodation. Eventually the overflow reached the very edges of the village, as with this congregation near the Quarryfield edge of the golf course. The moral? Visit Seahouses on any non-holiday date whenever you can!
SEAHOUSES TEA TOWEL
FOR SALE AROUND THE VILLAGE
For the first time ever, so far as we can learn, there is now a purpose-designed SEAHOUSES TEA TOWEL. Rather larger than your average kitchen accessory, it measures 20" wide and 30" long. Photographic images show a boat trip "To the Farne Islands and Holy Island"; "North Beach"; "Thrift"; "Busy harbour in the centre of the village"; "Orchid"; "Smoke-house kippers"; "Fresh sea food" lobster; "Angler boat"; "Countryside too" across farmland to the Cheviots; "Beach rides"; "South beach"; "Railway walk"; and "RNLB Grace Darling".
Stockists include Drift and Polka Dot in the Main Street centre of the village; Swallow Fish in South Street just off the Coast Walk route; and the Tourist Information Centre on the main car park. The concensus indicates a retail price of £4.99 each.
GOLF BALL RECYCLING in aid of R N L I Lifeboats:
The Resource Centre, 62 Main Street, Seahouses.
All contributors and purchasers welcome!
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